Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Oct. 15
- Police arrested a 31-year-old Neillsville man on a valid body only warrant through the Department of Corrections on the 1800 block of S. Central Ave. after the man fled on foot when an officer attempted to contact him. Police transported the man to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then transported and released him to Wood County Jail.
- At 11:54 a.m. a 26-year-old Marshfield man reported damage to his vehicle. At some point between Oct. 12 and Oct. 15, someone “keyed” the passenger side of his vehicle. There are no suspects.
Thursday, Oct. 16
- At 7:27 a.m. a 29-year-old Marshfield woman reported her child’s bicycle had been stolen. The bicycle was located behind her house on the 900 block of S. Maple Ave. unsecured. The woman had not given anyone permission to take the bicycle. Police checked impound inventory, but the woman could not provide a serial number.
- Police responded at 9:58 p.m. to a report of a 22-year-old Marshfield man violating his restraining order. The man was seen standing in front of the residence of a 20-year-old Marshfield woman on the 1900 block of S. Maple Ave. The man’s restraining order forbids him from having any contact with the woman. Police took the man into custody after he attempted to hide at a friend’s residence and had an inconsistent version of the evening’s events. The man was booked and released. Charges for Violation of Restraining Order will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
- Police responded at 10 a.m. to a report of a traffic crash on the 1600 block of N. Central Ave. One of the vehicles had fled the scene. Police located the vehicle and suspected the operator, a 31-year-old Marshfield man, to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, police arrested the man for OWI 2nd offense and possession of synthetic cannabinoids after a green, leafy substance was found on the man, which later tested positive as synthetic. During a legal search of the vehicle, police found items that were suspected of being stolen. The man admitted to stealing some of the items, and those were returned. Ownership is yet to be determined for the other items. Charges are being requested through the Marathon and Wood County District Attorney’s Offices.
Friday, Oct. 17
- A 38-year-old Marshfield man turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department at 11:30 a.m. for a felony warrant. Police booked the man and then transported him to Wood County Jail, where he was released to the jail staff.
- At 7:28 p.m. a 31-year-old Marshfield man reported damage to property. The man had been admitted at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and a 27-year-old Marshfield woman, with whom the man resides, had given some of his belongings—various clothing and eye glasses—to a nurse to give to him. When the man went through the belongings, he noticed that all the clothing was damaged with rips and cut marks, and the glasses were damaged as well. Police took pictures of the damaged property and put the eye glasses into evidence. Officers will follow up with the woman for more information about the damage.
Saturday, Oct. 18
- At 5:28 p.m. a 38-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she located what she believed to be a quarter stick of dynamite inside her residence on the 400 block of N. Walnut St. Police contacted Marathon County Bomb Squad, and they came to the residence to dispose of the suspected dynamite. Officers later found out that the woman had a valid Ashland County warrant for her arrest. The woman was unable to post the $544.44 bond, and police took her into custody. Police transported her to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to the Wood County Jail.
- Police arrested a 27-year-old Marshfield man at 8:18 p.m. on the 900 block of S. Central Ave. for multiple warrants. When officers initially made contact with the man, he provided the name, date of birth, and address for another person. Police eventually identified the man properly and took him into custody. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to the Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney.
Monday, Oct. 20
- At 9:55 a.m. a 56-year-old Marshfield man reported his bicycle had been stolen. The man had left his bicycle unlocked on a bike rack near his apartment on the 600 block of W. Laurel Court. When he went outside in the morning, the bicycle was gone, and a tricycle was in its place. The man did not know to whom the tricycle belonged. There are no suspects at this time.
- At 1 p.m. a 36-year-old Marshfield man reported his bicycle had been stolen. The man said his son was using the bicycle and placed it on a bicycle rack at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. When he returned after going into the store, the bicycle was gone. There are no suspects at this time. The store will review their video surveillance of the parking lot and attempt to locate any suspects.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
- At 12:43 p.m. a 44-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had been the victim of a scam. The man’s ex-girlfriend claimed that her father had received an inheritance of gold from overseas and that the man could have the gold if he paid its shipping fee. The man sent a cashier’s check for $50,000 to an unknown female who said she worked for a shipping company. The check was cashed. The man never received any gold or got his money back. The case is still under investigation.
- Police responded at 2:40 p.m. to a report of telephone abuse. A 49-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she was receiving nuisance calls from her brother, a 59-year-old Marshfield male, with whom she has cut all ties and does not wish to have any further contact. Police contacted the man and warned him to stop contacting the woman. The man agreed he would stop all contact.